Northeast Metro Tech Students Install Active Shooter Detection System as Electrical Shop Project

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The Juniors and Seniors in Electrical Shop at the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School completed a special project this year, installing the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in their school. Northeast Metro Tech is the first Vocational School in the nation to not only adopt this technology, but to have the students perform the installation throughout the school as a part of their Electrical program of studies.

As a first responder to the deadly shooting at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield in 2000, I replay that scenario with the Guardian technology in place, and count the lives it could have saved had it existed at that time.

Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology, today announced that the Juniors and Seniors in Electrical Shop at the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School completed a special project this year, installing the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in their school. This unique project included Ethernet Cabling, Hardware Installation and IT Setup, and taught the students about components such as infrared sensor and acoustic detection technologies.

“Immediately after learning about this technology, I began talking to the Law Enforcement community about the Guardian’s ability to instantly alert building security and first responders in the case of an active shooter,” said Rick Stanley, Retired Chief of Police of both Wareham and North Andover and former NEMLEC SWAT Commander, now a Law Enforcement Consultant for SDS. “As a first responder to the deadly shooting at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield in 2000, I replay that scenario with the Guardian technology in place, and count the lives it could have saved had it existed at that time. I am extremely grateful that the Town of Wakefield Police Department and Metro Tech School Administration have adopted this technology, and I am honored to present the students their Certificates of Achievement.”

Northeast Metro Tech is the first Vocational School in the nation to not only adopt this technology, but to have the students perform the installation throughout the school as a part of their Electrical program of studies. “We commend the Administration at Northeast Metro Tech for their commitment and forward thinking approach to school safety and vocational education,” said SDS’ CEO Christian Connors. “We are extremely proud to be a part of the students’ education. They have learned a new and unique skill in the field of Lifesafety Technology, one that will stand out against their peers as they search for employment after graduation.”

Students, faculty, and school administrators will gather at the school’s Breakheart Restaurant on Monday, June 13th at 11am for a Celebration of Student Achievement, sponsored by Shooter Detection Systems, where Chief Stanley and Wakefield Chief of Police Rick Smith will address the audience.

About Shooter Detection Systems
Shooter Detection Systems is the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology. Developed in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Raytheon, SDS’ gunshot detection systems utilize the most advanced and proven shooter detection technologies available in the commercial market. SDS is focused on saving lives through the use of proven, military-grade technology designed by the world’s foremost scientists. The company’s technology is currently deployed in K-12 schools, universities, corporations, court systems, municipalities, convention centers, corporations, major utilities, and manufacturing plants with upcoming installations in varying industries. For more information, visit our website at http://www.shooterdetectionsystems.com or call 1-844-SHOT911. Follow Shooter Detection Systems on Twitter @shooterdetect.

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